This on-trend top/tunic dress is a gorgeous look with its flattering, elastic off the shoulder neckline. The raglan sleeve allows this style to flow beautifully. Soft ruffles fall from the hemline and the sleeves. Design your own look, why not use a wide lace for the ruffles? We made the top with a hem ruffle and the tunic dress without a ruffle. The choice is yours. The elastic neckline allows you to wear it off the shoulder or alternatively up on the shoulder for a more stayed look. Wear the top with jeans or use the longer length as a tunic over your favourite pants, or as a dress.
Because Stylearc say this top can be worn on the shoulders, I chose this pattern over Cara. I still wasn't 100% convinced though so for my first version I chose some op shop cotton shirting as a trial.
I did change the pattern and added shoulder straps to enable me to wear a bra. Not being a strapless bra fan, this was non negotiable. I also added length to the entire top.
I must admit, that although the top looks rather good on, I still feel rather meh about the resulting top. Fussing with the elastic on a regular basis would drive me absolutely nuts and that is exactly what happens with this top. As for wearing it on my shoulders as Stylearc suggest, well, that would only be possible if I didn't mind cutting off the circulation to my armpits. Would I make it again? Nope! I should have trusted my initial judgement and left this style for everyone else. For me, function really does trump looks and while this is a great looking top this style simply isn't me. Time to move on!